Wednesday, July 20, 2011
ROW80 Midweek check in
We have had absolutely beautiful summer weather and enjoying sitting out on the patio, hanging out with the cats and the birds and nature. Probably should take a picture one of these days, surrounded by sleeping or lazy cats. The only problem is when I get up, one of them takes my chair. :) Sneaky buggers. I'm writing away on my WIP Red Thief slowly but surely. How long does it take you to finish a first draft? It seems NaNoWriMo helps me get a major chunk done, then it takes a few months for me to finish. I'm sort of a pantster, but have a vague outline. I know where I want to go with the story. However, we seem to be avoiding that big scene. Not sure if it's me or my main character dithering about escaping or she's just trying to get all her ducks in a row. Been discussing it with myself in morning pages. Hopefully me, myself and I will come to a conclusion pretty soon. I pretty much come to the conclusion, the morning pages do have some value, but if I miss a day here or there, it isn't the end of the world.
Goddess in training update: Discovered have gained the 10 pounds back that I lost last year which irks me to no end. Father also helpfully adjusted the scale which really didn't help. *facepalm* I've been eating more candy bars lately after lunch and for a snack. All I'm really looking for is to fulfill my sweet tooth, so going back to dentyne gum. Less calories. I've gotten addicted to avocado's which are good fat. But can good fat make you fat? Hmm! I'm setting up an exercise plan for the three of us because we all need to move more. I'm doing the treadmill every other day and discovered the time goes so much quicker reading a book on the nook rather than listening to a audio book on my I-phone. I'm more of a visual person and with the audio book, since have nothing to look at except the treadmill or the room, the time goes a lot more slowly. Think I'll stick with the nook.
My goals also include my sponsor duties which includes visiting and encouraging my designated writers. I'm also trying to visit at least 10 other folks as well. Waving my pom poms. Thinking of coming up with a writing cheer. Any suggestions?
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